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This week in Nursery we have been celebrating Easter. In group time we talked about how we all celebrate Easter and what happens in different people's houses. Emily said "We go rolling some eggs down the hill at Easter with my family" and Jessica said "the Easter bunny hides chocolate eggs in my garden". We organised an Easter egg hunt for the children in our nursery garden. We hid lots of eggs and the children had to go and find them and see how many they could collect. They were very excited! We also had a little egg rolling competition down the hill to see whose egg would go the furthest.
This week we also had an Easter egg competition in Nursery for both morning and afternoon sessions. Mr Hall judged the morning session and Mrs Elliott the afternoon session. Both members of staff said how difficult it was to choose the winners as everyone who took part had tried very hard but there had to be some winners so morning sessions winners were Matthew Van Stekelenburg, Harriett Parvin and Joe Hird and the afternoon session winners were Joey Crossley, Mia Potts and Kobe Egglestone. Well done to these winners but thank you everyone for taking part.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Matthew Harris for being amazing in PE and being so kind and caring to other children in nursery. Paul Mason for his excellent sound recognition this week during intervention time. JiaJia Yang for always trying her best during communication group time so now she can follow more complex instructions. Kobe Egglestone because he was very proud of himself when he was one of our winners for the Easter egg competition and finally Bobby Dobson for trying very hard with his cutting and drawing skills.
Finally I would like to say thank you again for your continued support and hard work this term in nursery. We hope you all have a very relaxing and well deserved Easter break! See you in 2 weeks!!
This week in nursery we had a visit from a PCSO, who came to tell us all about his job role. He talked about what uniform he wears, the equipment he uses and how he helps people. He even brought along a police van and the children were lucky enough to sit in the cage and in the driver's seat. He showed us how all of the buttons worked and let us hear the siren and see the flashing lights. Mollie said "when I'm a big girl I'll be a police girl"
We also had two furry visitors called Jet and Ben. We talked about the importance of staying safe and sang a song to teach us to always "Say No, No, No to strangers" The children were given the opportunity to dress up in some police uniform and even had a chance to pet Jet and Ben. All of the children were very brave and were very gentle with the dogs.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Karl Coulson for starting to settle better in nursery. It is lovely to see you becoming more confident and joining in with more activities. Dylan Fairgreave for showing great enthusiasm and asking sensible questions when the police visited us this week. Rosaleigh Patton for trying so hard to write her names this week and always being so cheerful around nursery. Lexi-Mae for settling in to nursery lovely. She always comes in with a big smile and has been very kind to her friends when playing outside. Lexi-Mae came and found a teacher when her friend needed some help. What a kind thing to do! And finally Mia Potts for working so hard during squiggle while you wiggle. It was lovely to see you enjoying yourself and having fun with other children. Amazing work everybody!
This week in nursery we have continued our topic of 'people who help us' but had a focus on people who help us at home and especially our lovely mummies because of Mother's day. Each group did a circle time and talked about why we love our mummies so much and what makes them special. Charlie said “because she takes me nice places” and Ryan said “because she cooks me nice food”. We also held a Mother's day event on Wednesday which was very well supported by mums, grandmas and sisters. We hope you enjoyed your time with us in nursery completing the different activities and hope all mummies have a very special mother's day!
Some of us have also been learning some sounds and matching objects to their initial sounds. Harry was able to match these pictures independently and can even orally blend some words such as p-o-t, m-a-n, j-u-g. We also did PE slightly different this week on Wednesday morning due to our Mother's day event. All children went over to the primary school together to play some team games which they thoroughly enjoyed and were very well behaved especially in a big group. Well done everyone, good teamwork.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Sydney Meisuria for simply being delightful all of the time and being such a caring friend to everyone. Gracie-Lea Henry for always being happy and kind to both staff and peers and always giving her best at everything she does. Logan Hall for being very helpful when making playdough in nursery this week. Jessica Tingle for her confidence as she is joining in a lot more during group time as well as socialising with other children in nursery and finally Beaux Poulter because she has come into nursery this week herself and not needed to be handed to a member of staff. Well done everyone, keep up the super work!
We have continued to talk about people that help us and were lucky enough to have a visit from a paramedic. He even brought along his ambulance for us to look inside. The children were great when listening to the paramedic and were keen to ask him questions to learn more about his role. Matthew asked “Why do you help people?” and Jorja asked “Do you like being a paramedic?” The children used the ramp to get inside the ambulance and some of us had our heartbeats monitored on the special computer. The best part was when he turned on the flashing lights.
We also talked about the role of a firefighter and doctor. The children have loved role playing different scenarios, especially being doctors and nurses in our very own doctor's surgery. The children have enjoyed learning the names of the different pieces of equipment and have used them correctly to make their friends better.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ruby Cleary for being more confident when playing with other children. It is lovely to see you talking more to your friends and inviting others to play with you. Ryan Newton for joining in with his friends outside. He also impressed staff with how well he listened to the paramedic as he was able to recall some facts at the end of the day. Harry Gibson for completing some number problems. He was able to find the total number of bears by adding groups together. Charlie Miller for her increasing confidence in nursery and willingness to explore the different areas inside and out and Skye O'Prey for becoming more independent in nursery and for being so intrigued by the frogspawn turning into tadpoles. Brilliant work everyone!
To start our new topic “People That Help Us” we had a visit from our local lollipop lady. She came to tell us how to cross the road safely. She read us a lovely story called “Jack's Accident” which told us about a boy who crossed the road with no help and a car hit him. We then used a variety of puppets to help Jack. The children showed great listening and even thought of their own questions to ask the lollipop lady. Harriet asked “Why do we have to have people on the signs?” and Estelle asked “Why do you have to stop when there's a red man on the road?”
We then practised crossing the road safely in nursery with an adult. We talked about how it is very important to stop, look both ways and listen. When it is safe to cross we must walk across the road, holding an adults hand. We hope that the children can remember to do this outside of nursery too!
We also got another surprise visit, as we have lots of frogs living in the garden pond. Seeing the frogs sparked the children's curiosity and they have been keen to learn lots more about the frogs. Therefore we brought some frogspawn into the nursery and the children are very excited to see it turn into tadpoles.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ella-Rae Gustard. As always she has had a very busy time in the garden. She enjoyed helping to make a slide and enjoyed it even more sliding down it. Maisie Sherrington for throwing herself into squiggle while you wiggle and thoroughly enjoying it. Maisie also impressed us when she was very absorbed during story time and recalled it perfectly within the nursery. Kendyl Clark for being a very kind and caring to other children and sitting beautifully in group. Harriet Parvin for her love of reading and trying to sound out any words she sees and finally Charlie McIntyre for always following the rules and routines in nursery and for being such a kind and caring friend to the other children. Keep up the great work everyone!
This week in Nursery all of our learning has been based around the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We started by reading the story to the children and asking them to join in with phrases they know. We then retold the story using props with the help of the children. They were very engaged in this task and enjoyed pretending to climb to the top of the beanstalk.
Every child planted their own bean and they have been responsible for watering and looking after it. The children have been constantly checking their beans to see if they have grown yet. They can't wait to see it grown so we will continue to do this until the bean has grown!
Last week was also world book day. All of the children looked amazing in their costumes and they enjoyed reading lots of stories. Some children even took part in a book swap so they are able to share a new book at home with their families. We hope all of the children got a world book day token but if they didn't please ask at the office.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Cameron Evans for excellent recall of Jack and the Beanstalk story. Paul-Mason for an increase in his confidence during group sessions. Abi-Jane Smith for great measuring work indoors and outdoors. Joe Hird for trying hard during group time and finally Rosie Davies for trying very hard with her writing. Well done to all of these children!